Hotel pokes fun at Jeremy Clarkson with commemorative steak night'

Restaurant where Jeremy Clarkson punched a Top Gear producer over a cold meats platter is having a ‘commemorative steak night’ five years on from the fracas

  • Clarkson allegedly told a producer he fancied a steak at Simonstone Hall Hotel 
  • But after filming for Top Gear, in 2015, the kitchen was closed after a long delay 
  • Clarkson ‘got into a fracas’ which will be marked with a ‘steak night’ next month

The restaurant where Jeremy Clarkson punched his Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon during a row over food is having a ‘commemorative steak night’ to mark the fracas five years ago. 

Back in March 2015 Clarkson, now 59, told the Irishman he fancied a 8oz sirloin steak with fondant potatoes, pan-fried wild mushrooms, grilled cherry tomatoes and peppercorn sauce after a day of filming. 

The presenter was said to have been livid when he was told by Oisin, upon arriving back at Simonstone Hall at 10pm, that he could only have a cold meats platter because the kitchen at the North Yorkshire establishment was closed. 

Management at the venue announced the upcoming event which will take on Wednesday March 4 to celebrate five years since the venue saw Clarkson’s alleged indiscretions 

The ensuing ‘dust up’, as James May called it, saw Clarkson dumped by the BBC, and pay Mr Tymon £100,000 in an out of court settlement. 

Now, the venue has announced a commemorative event on Wednesday March 4th, five years on from the event. 

‘Celebrate the 5 year(!!) anniversary of the “JEREMY CLARKSON SAGA” in the Simonstone Hall Bar, with our special “STEAK NIGHT” event, in the very venue of the Clarkson/Top Gear demise!’ the description on the event’s Facebook page reads. 

According to the page there will also be live music with deals on steak and wine.  

Booking is recommended, it says, due to limited table space. 

The event may seem tongue in cheek but accounts from the time would give staff at the venue good reason to feel sour about Clarkson’s behaviour. 

Clarkson was said to have been livid when he was told, upon arriving back at Simonstone Hall at 10pm, that he could only have a cold meats platter because the kitchen was closed

Reacting to the announcement of the event on the business’ social media, one person said: ‘Is Jeremy C coming along?’ while others revelled in the hilarity of it 

A general manager was apparently left with little option but to reopen the kitchen and cook the £21.95 steak for the presenter after the chefs had long gone home, according to witness testimonies.

Channel 4 also claimed that the production team had been scheduled to take a helicopter to the hotel at 8pm but Clarkson kept it waiting for hours while he sat in a pub.

The crew were two hours late so dinner service was cancelled, they said. 

‘Celebrate the 5 year(!!) anniversary of the “JEREMY CLARKSON SAGA” in the Simonstone Hall Bar,’ management wrote on the Facebook event. The entrance to the establishment pictured

Reacting to the announcement of the event on the business’ social media, one person said: ‘Is Jeremy C coming along?’ Pictured: Simonstone Hall Hotel

No surprise then, that the establishment – which is slap bang in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales National Park – erected a plaque in Clarkson’s dishonour. 

‘Here lies the BBC career of JEREMY CLARKSON,’ the shimmering golden plaque reads, ‘who had a fracas on this spot on 4th March 2015, the rest is legend.’ 

Simonstone Hall Hotel have been contacted for comment. 

Reacting to the announcement of the event on the business’ social media, one person said: ‘Is Jeremy C coming along?’

‘Fantastic idea, I’ll check our diary,’ said another while a third said: ‘This is just fantastic, love it.’   

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